Courtesy of Mary Abena Otoo

Cora Faith Walker was a rising star in the political field. Walker, who is from Ferguson was elected to the Missouri House in 2016 and served for a term and a half. She was an attorney and a prominent fixture around the St. Louis area.

She served as St. Louis County Executive Sam Page’s policy Chief.  What made Walker stand out from the rest is that she was dedicated to public service. She put others before herself by constantly advocating for the unborn, women’s reproductive rights, social justice, and the underserved.

Walker fought fiercely for her community and was a powerful voice for the people in trying to help create change.

All of this came to a halt on March 11th when Cora Faith Walker was found unresponsive at The Live by Loews hotel at BallPark Village. Fire and EMS workers tried to resuscitate her but she was pronounced dead at 9:58 am at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.

She was only 37. Her recent sudden and unexpected death sparked sadness and has everyone scratching their heads asking how could someone so beloved by the community be taken away in such an instant  After her untimely death, She received outpouring support from local, state, and national politicians.

Cora was loved and respected by many. This was evident by the outpouring of love she received when over 250 people came to pay their respect to her at her memorial service at Friendly Temple Church this past Friday.

Some believed Walker may have suffered a cardiac arrest, but there are still many questions that surround her death. St. Louis Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham conducted an autopsy Monday.  He stated “There were no physical injuries or signs of trauma to the body,” 

The examiner will not be able to determine the cause of Walker’s death until toxicology results come back in about a month. One thing for certain is that we lost a very important pillar in the St. Louis Region and she will be greatly missed.

Screenshot of one of the final tweets by Cora Faith Walker before attending a birthday bash for Mayor Tishaura Jones and dying hours later. Courtesy of St Louis Post Dispatch

Walker’s family asked for donations to be made to the charities and organizations that Cora supported, including Nurses for Newborns, Jamaa Birth Village, The Veterans Community Project-St. Louis and Pro-Choice Missouri.


Courtesy of Fox 2 St Louis

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